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Doctor insights on: Can There Be A False Positive Pregnancy Test

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Dr. Milroy Samuel Dr. Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Yes : Certain tumors produce HCG and these will produce a false-positive pregnancy test even in a man. A chemical pregnancy (in which the conception is lost very early) might be considered a false-positive. I trust the specimen is not contaminated. Good luck; i hope that whatever comes next is what you want. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test?  I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Nicole Bullock Dr. Bullock
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy. If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Hurwitz Dr. Hurwitz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test. Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: There is no HCG in metronidazole and it does not cause a false positive pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez Dr. Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can you get a false positive urine pregnancy test?

Can you get a false positive urine pregnancy test?

Yes: Women near menopause and those with some types of tumors (including men) may have a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Michael Ekizian Dr. Ekizian
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more